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USS Lake Erie (CG 70) chief petty officer frocking
7 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 16, 2017) Chief Fire Controlman Ryan Williams, from Lawrence, Kan., is advanced to the rank of chief petty officer (CPO) during a CPO pinning ceremony aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). Lake Erie is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lucas T. Hans/Released)

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